“I am a huge proponent of donorschoose.org. I’ve made many donations over the years and, as a teacher in an urban school that serves mostly low income students, I have had about ten projects funded. Most of my proposals have been for technology (Discmen (years ago!), Kindle Fire, LCD projector…) or books. But most recently, when I received very few donations of classroom supplies from parents in September, I posted a smaller proposal for things like tissues, healthy snacks and pencils and I almost cried when it got funded (by strangers) in a week and then a HUGE box arrived from Amazon. I could go on about my love of this site and how I don’t think I could do my job effectively without it but hopefully you get the idea. 🙂 If you’ve never used it before, you’ll have fun choosing a project to fund… and perhaps you’ll inspire some of your readers to join you in funding the same proposal?”
i checked it out and really liked the concept. and so, the destination for january’s funds was set. but even better, i noticed [from the footer of one of her emails] that our amazing babysitter r — who works incredibly hard teaching 9th grade at an underfunded miami school — has a donorschoose page of her own!